Great British Gardens: Levens Hall in Cumbria – An Iconic Dutch Style Topiary Garden
Levens Hall, in Cumbria, is one of a very few remaining examples of the Dutch Style of Topiary, popular towards the end of the 17th century. As well as over 100 clipped trees, each one in a different shape, the garden has beautiful herbaceous borders and examples of other gardening styles appropriate to the age of the gardens. The house is a rare Elizabethan mansion and this is the gateway to the Lake District, one of the most beautiful natural areas of England.
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